This Nobel award is quite remarkable, as Nobel Prizes for astronomers are rare.
We thus congratulate heartily
John Mather of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland
George Smoot of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory at the University of California.
Really, to the question, "what's it all about, Alfie?", the answer is, it is all about astronomy.
As we have previously written :
"Eusebius wrote regarding Manetho's lists for the length of the rule of Egyptian Pharaohs that:And that is one of the main themes of this list.
"ALL [reigns] were astronomy".
The secret to ancient chronology is thus stated in ancient sources quite clearly - it is ALL astronomy."
To understand the universe, you have to understand astronomy.
To understand the ancient world, you have to understand astronomy.
It is really quite simple.